Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Sisters Red by Jackson Pearce
Summary from Goodreads:
Scarlett March lives to hunt the Fenris-- the werewolves that took her eye when she was defending her sister Rosie from a brutal attack. Armed with a razor-sharp hatchet and blood-red cloak, Scarlett is an expert at luring and slaying the wolves. She's determined to protect other young girls from a grisly death, and her raging heart will not rest until every single wolf is dead.
Rosie March once felt her bond with her sister was unbreakable. Owing Scarlett her life, Rosie hunts fiercely alongside her. Now Rosie dreams of a life beyond the wolves and finds herself drawn to Silas, a young woodsman who is deadly with an ax-- but loving him means betraying her sister and has the potential to destroy all they've worked for.
My Two Cents:
I was fortunate enough to listen to this audiobook. This was my first one so I didn't know if it would add or take away from the story. In this case, I think it added to it. The accents made the story so much more real. Two different voices told from Rosie's and Scarlett's point of views. Ever since that tragic day when they first encountered a fenris, Scarlett has lived to hunt. It's what she lives for, and doesn't see any other purpose in life. Her younger sister Rosie feels forced into doing it because she feels as though she owes Scarlett her life for saving her years ago. Then childhood friend, Silas comes back from vacation to hunt with them and then things become....complicated. He presents a life outside of hunting that Rosie wants but isn't sure she should have.
I liked listening this novel. The fight scenes were entertaining. It was definitely like listening to a movie. I saw the old cottage in Ellison and I had a clear picture of the neighborhood in Atlanta. I identified the most with Rosie because she felt torn. On one hand she owes Scarlett her life and wants to please her. On the other hand she's a teenager and she wants to just live a normal teen life. Scarlett was just all about "the hunt". I found myself being a little disappointed when it was time for her narration. That was the only thing on her mind!Though there were times I felt sorry for her. She was missing an eye from a Fenris attack and felt that hunting was all she had left since her beauty was taken.
All in all I recommend this audiobook to whoever wants to try one out. It has a lot of action, the accents are on point and will keep you making weird faces in public LOL. Unfortunately, I did smell the big ending coming a mile away, but the ride there was great.